Core Architects redesigns planned Weston Rd. high-rise project

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(Rendering is from the 2018 plan submitted by Core Architects to the City of Toronto.

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Core Architects has redesigned a planned high-rise residential development at 1695 Weston Rd. for Old Stonehenge Development Corporation. Significant changes have been made since its initial rezoning application was submitted at the end of 2017, DataBid.com reports, citing Urban Toronto.

In the updated plan, the project is reduced from 25 to 23 storeys, and the building’s footprint has been expanded following the acquisition of 1693 Weston Rd., which wasn’t included in earlier planning applications.

Other project details include:

  • More typical podium and tower massing in place of the shifted boxes seen previously;
  • Stepped terraces at the upper storeys along the tower’s west elevation;
  • 18,629.7 sq. m gross floor area increased from 17,602 sq. m.;
  • Height of 84.55 metres changed from 84.2 metres;
  • 18,279.6 sq. m. of the total gross floor area proposed as residential space;
  • Remaining 350.1 sq. m dedicated to ground floor retail space which is an increase from the initial submission of 147 sq. m. of retail;
  • Total of 227 condo units (decreased from 240 previously) with a mix of 16 studios, 126 one-bedrooms, 66 two-bedrooms and 34 three-bedrooms;
  • All 15 rental units that currently exist on the site are now planned to be replaced with the new building’s podium levels; and
  • Two level underground garage containing 106 parking spaces reduced from 136 previously.

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